Anyone seen the Netflix show yet? (Minor spoilers)

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Hello!

Come to think of it, the Netflix show wasn't advertised at all, was it? I only knew it was a thing because of the Walmart-exclusive toys that were supposed to cash in on it.
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I picked up trailers on YouTube but, otherwise, nope.

Anyone, when is the third instalment due? No ads yet...
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Warcry wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:03 am Hello!

Come to think of it, the Netflix show wasn't advertised at all, was it? I only knew it was a thing because of the Walmart-exclusive toys that were supposed to cash in on it.
Oh, how far we've come, from using a tv show to advertise toys to using toys to advertise a tv show... :p
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I've only seen clips on YouTube. Doesn't look that appealing, seems like a decent effort done on a limited budget, but I've no real interest in it. Prime was the last show that grabbed me. Haven't really seen much of anything that's come after. All of the recent shows seem to have tiny budgets and be aimed squarely at nerds (except for Cyberverse - man, I wish that hadn't been made in tiny chunks and scattered across the internet. I quickly lost track and then couldn't bothered).
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So: old this is an old thread now... and no sign of the 3rd Netflix instalment.
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From what I've heard, the third part is going to be posted in July. Though, again, I haven't seen any actual advertising. That's just through word of mouth. From what I heard, there aren't even any trailers yet.
Clay wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:56 pmOh, how far we've come, from using a tv show to advertise toys to using toys to advertise a tv show... :p
I meant to replay to this in February! To a degree, I think that's what they tried to do with Prime as well. I always felt like they were trying to use the toys to drive people to their failed cable network (was it called The Hub?) rather than finding a platform that people actually had access to, getting the show on that and using the exposure to sell toys.

I feel like the failure of that particular gamble (and really, who in their right mind makes a big bet on cable TV in the 2010s?) is a big part of why the productions post-Prime have been so low-budget and unambitious.
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Well, I’ve been considering the ‘final’ instalment, Kingdom, and, while certain things really annoy me - particularly the Beast Wars characters being the same size at the G1 characters - I was impressed by the nod to Time Wars and Starscream’s reasons for betraying Megatron. Damn, Starscream ended up the only sensible one of the lot and everyone ignored him!

Gotta love BA being caught by Airazor and doing the Rattrap/Rhinox ‘my hero’, kiss and all!

Impressive voice acting for a lot of the back-up characters, with Starscream, BA and Rattrap really standing out, but Optimus and the two Megatrons..? Excruciating, my dears, simply excruciating.

If they’re going to make more stories, given the vaguely cliffhanger ending, I wonder how they’ll manage the timey-wimey cross-universe problems they’ve created? While I’d love to see Galvy sucked to infinity a la Marvel UK, I suspect they’ll paint themselves into a corner unless they manage some really really clever writing (I do wonder if they are capable...). I suppose they’ll repopulate Cybertron by Allspark/Vector Sigma magic and go for the two sides coming together to fight Unicron, but will those stories ever see the light onscreen or appear in a novel?

Any thoughts now it’s over, peeps?
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